The Namibia National AIDS Conference 2016, run by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and development partners, kick started today, 28 November in Swakopmund. The Conference is being held under the theme, “Together we are ending AIDS”. Learn more about the conference: http://bit.ly/2gOa0xf
WHO Namibia/AFRO upon invitation of the MoHSS will host a team of external evaluators to determine Namibia’s readiness to prevent, detect, respond and manage major disease outbreaks from 28-2 December 2016, at Windhoek Country Club, Resorts and Casinos. Approximately 11 external evaluators from multiple disciplines will form part of the team. They are from the Academia; US Center for Diseases Control, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization representing Finland, United States of America, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Monrovia, South Africa, Italy, Peru, and Ethiopia.
The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary, multi-sectoral process to assess country capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health risks whether occurring naturally or due to deliberate or accidental events. Collectively, these capacities are known as “health security.”
UNESCO will be training education directors from all regions at its Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on Media Information Literacy (MIL) from 29 November to 2 December.
In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2016 (1 December), the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV. Read more: http://bit.ly/1vXglYr
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.
The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. Read more: http://bit.ly/1tBHBFW